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BBC highlights care for learning disabilities

14th December 2006

The BBC has screened a new reality programme that tracks a specialist team aiming to improve teaching in schools for children with learning difficulties.

Real Story sees a team of specialist teachers from the charity Xtraordinary People join the staff of Walworth School in south London for the challenge.

Founder of Xtraordinary People Kate Griggs said that filming for the series had been a "real experience".

"The children made it, they were lovely; it is all too easy to label them because they go to a tough school in the inner city," said Ms Griggs.

"I know that many of the teachers at the school have made real changes to how they teach and how they view the children and that is a lasting legacy."

According to the British Institute of Learning Disabilities, the risk of mental ill health is greater among those with learning disabilities than among the general population.